Welcome to the Durango, Colorado Dances of Universal Peace.
Please come to dance and sing with us as we celebrate
the joy of oneness of all people and explore the Divine Mystery.
No experience necessary; the only requirement is an open heart.
This music and dancing is to increase Joy, not
awe toward another person, but bliss in our own self. This is finding God within, through experience.
~Samuel L. Lewis (founder of the Dances)
The Dances of Universal Peace began over 30 years ago in San Francisco as a
way to connect people with the spirit of God in themselves and in each other
using simple music, movements, words and sacred phrases from many spiritual
Long called "Sufi Dancing", the Dances have continued to grow and
expand throughout the world as a way to bring people together.
Everyone is welcome; participation, not performance, is the focus. Dances are
done in a circle with the Dance leader and musicians in the center. Each dance
is taught as we go.
Recent changes to the web
Updates on Mar 1, 2002 -
- Updated dance schedules page.
Updates on Aug 16, 2001 -
- Added pictures from Russian Solstice Camp to the Photo/Sound
Updates on Aug 13, 2001 -
- Added two new sound clips to the Song Lyrics
page, including Susan singing in Russian.
- Added dance movements for Clouds on the Song Lyrics